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Paul Jaisini-May-2002 The Artist: Dinner invitation with Anataalie oOo
I had heard of of Rahman Brigitte AKA Anataalie, a French woman living in Arabia, through the New York artist, Mr. Yustas K. Gottlieb, a talented writer who had published insightful reviews on my paintings.
He told me of how much she had enjoyed one my works called: Drunken Santa.
Yustas had confided in me and said of Anataalie:
"I highly regard her sensitivity in communicative arts. I am sure that she has to continue to work in the literary area and mature to some serious body of work. I had a chance to read her poems before and they contain human feelings without pretense and with temperament that I sympathize with personally. Adding to this, her star-like appearance creates real magical impact on her readers. I hope Jaisini that you will meet her too."
It so happened that last May 2001, I was to be in London and that Anataalie was in town. I was pretty depressed with life and art, and decided to give her a call and find out what it was that she found so remarkable in my art.
We agreed to meet for dinner the same day in San Lorenzo, her favorite Italian restaurant in West London, so she said on the phone.
I had arrived a little ahead at 9pm and sat at the table for two, I had reserved.
The prices on the menu looked pretty stiff, and I was not even sure I would be able to pay that kind of a bill.
As I was lost in the materialist thoughts of the exploited artist I had become, a woman entered. Heads turned, there was something very unusual in the way she walked or stood. I was shocked by the opulence of her outfit, she was wearing a long dark blue velvet off shoulder gown on which she had casually thrown a lilac pashmini scarf, and she wore dark blue gloves…
She actually dazzled: she had long shining auburn hair, vivid brown-emerald eyes, and she was adorned with diamonds that threw sparkle against sparkle from her ears to her neck, from her neck to her wrist and fingers, from her hands to her ankle. Yes that too :she was wearing an unusual diamond bracelet on her left ankle.
She was quite a sight, yet there was a deep softness about her: her walk was silent and her voice was gentle and low. It was she of course: Anataalie or Rahman, Brigitte arlette.
As she approached our table with a smile, I have to admit that I felt weak in the knees. But soon as she sat, my anxiety vanished, when she declared with a gentle laugh:
"Forgive me, artist, I need to drink an expresso and look at the bottom of the cup. Give me five minutes, will ya?"
She was like a little girl. I watched her, amazed and already seduced.
When she had played her little girl's trick, and had managed to put me at ease, we started to talk of life and art, of art and life. I soon discovered that she had in fact read very little, and was leading, back in Arabia. a very reclusive life whereas she did not even watch the television, or read newspapers. She just abhorred intellectualism, she was the movement and the moment, and she despised yesterday as much as she did tomorrow.
Nevertheless, I felt myself wanting desperately to please her, to show off to her and I talked of writers long dead, of painters whose graves I had visited. She sneered and threw me a ferocious look. I felt defeated. I asked her:
"Anataalie, it seems you do not like me."
"Jaisini, why on earth should I like you or dislike you? You are the illusion and the magician, and I am the medium."
I was startled by her reply.
She planted her gaze in my eyes, motionless, and she practically hypnotized me. Her mind forced mine to return to the artist's workshop I had left behind. I saw , in that motionless thought, myself in New York in front of a canvass painting a woman, a beautiful woman: Anataalie.
I woke up from the waking dream and I said:
"Anataalie, you made me paint a mental tarot card of you. You are a model, aren't you? You once were in love with an artist who painted you, weren't you?
She did not reply but she was pleased.
We stayed in that little restaurant for another two hours eating at random: sometimes something salty, sometimes something sweet , and we mixed the cappuccinos with the Chianti. I was a happy man, all eyes were on our table, and she did not seem to care.
She had been acting all evening and she knew I understood.
She was an expert in reviving dying hopes.
Because that woman did give me a new reason to live, to paint: ……..The Tarot Card of Anataalie….
As it was time to leave, I asked for the bill. She understood the thoughts I had before her arrival in San Lorenzo Restaurant. She said with her typical gentle laughter:
"But there is no bill, Jaisini, they charge my account. You see this is my favorite place, I come here with the people who will have a meaning in my life. Do you actually carry money with you? We are in the electronic age, you know. Money is dirty, leave it in the bank and let them put tabs on you. I do so always, I help create new job openings too."
This time, I laughed long and hard. She was an expert in putting people at ease.
As we left, I asked Anataalie:
"May I see you again, soon?"
Anataalie closed her eyes for a while and said:
"No, Jaisini, we shall never meet again"
I felt a deep pain, and yet a deep hope because I knew that I was going to paint the Tarot Card of Anataalie, and that magical card would bring her back to me.
I stood there as she boarded a taxi and got lost in the London Night. I shivered from a sudden sense of loss, of loneliness.
The next day, I flew back to New York, my friend Yustas was at the airport and asked me, with a little twinkle in his eyes:
"So, did you meet her? How did you find her? She is such a mysterious woman"
I was already jealous of Yustas and casually replied:
"Brigitte is my kind of woman, living fast and being adventurous, keeping herself attractive to a man. But of course I am a romantic."
Rahman, Brigitte arlette had set a new magical course in my life, "une oeuvre d'art a naitre" :
The tarot Card d'Anataalie par Paul Jaisini
My last masterpiece, the one that will bring her back to me.
Paul Jaisini. Surrealist Painter C/o Yustas K Gottlieb
-- brigitte arlette rahman (email@example.com), July 02, 2002
Short version of Jaisini "N-City" Photo review. Jaisini is an artist with an inborn talent - by family tradition, a professional painter and graphic artist. He created his first photographic series called "N-City" and combined digital photography with the C-processing 35 mm camera. The events of 9/11 in N-City were so sudden, he understood that to begin a series of paintings or any other art technique (or: media) dedicated to those events would have been a prolonged process. To show the immediate impact of the artist's vision with an instant reflection of emotion and visual aspects, Jaisini originated his series, captivated with the intensity of photographing in N-City by the local correspondents and those from around the world. He was swept by a flow following the strong current that brought him to the beginning of his first photo series. As a result of his endeavor, Jaisini produced artworks that were derived (or: extracted) from an idea he realized through technical and visual means. This process is more creative and complex, as we know. Jaisini's street wandering gave rise to his journalistic photography. He would take thousands of shots only to find one lucky shot from a hundred rolls. This work is automatic and, in a way, resembles gambling. Working from an idea: An idea is conceived from a heard phrase, a seen fragment, a read book. Inexplicably, the associative idea is created. Then, a search takes place for reflection of the idea through a prism of reality to show the unreal with the realistic means of photography. The material is searched with the experience and taste of an accomplished artist as Jaisini who has enormous know-how in painting. This means that he has no compositional limits, as opposed to a majority of photographers who suffer from having no practical knowledge of painting, composition, tone and color scale. Jaisini always searches for a concrete issue of today's question of existence in a contemporary environment. The decision of those questions connects to the artist's romanticism and hypnotic approach. As an art critic like myself who studies the art works of Jaisini in the course of writing a book on the endeavor of this great New York artist, I can find no mistakes in his compositions. All are uniquely balanced with high taste. The technological side in the photographic series doesn't interest me much. If the professional commercial photographer can find "commercial" imperfections, then for the artistic estimation it works to the opposite of accomplishment. The original size of the photos are larger then shown on the site. The edition of each work is limited to 8-9 prints. Each was printed with Iris Print on archival paper that is guaranteed to last 300 years under a glass cover or 200 years without glass protection. Each and every artwork was custom adjusted with the artist's proof and individually printed with pigmented ink. Thanks to brilliant new technology, the image will last at least 300 years. The entire collection of "N-City" consists of over 100 individual works produced in the period of 2001-2003. In accord with the response, more images will be offered for the viewer's review. The next series of photographic works is called "Black and White". 78 artworks are currently in process and are ready to be printed. I reviewed the slides and presentation of pre-print and as usual expected the unexpected from Jaisini. This time he didn't fail to surprise me either. Some works are emotionally charged, shocking and deeply memorable like tattoos in the mind. It is never enough to see Jaisini's work just once. You find you want more and more.
Time Squared. Two days before the arrival of the British rock group "Deep Purple", Jaisini received a commission from a fan of the group to create a commemorative picture for the occasion of their concert. It was to be presented as a private gift to the members of the group. Jaisini found an interesting idea in one of the photo works from his "N-City " series and renamed it as "Child in Time Squared". Four prints were framed and signed by the artist, which were later presented to four members of the rock group by a client who was a long time fan of Deep Purple and Jaisini alike.
Short version of Jaisini "N-City" Photo review Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb edited by Stella Richardson Copyright 2003 New York City
The Art of Paul Jaisini by Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb
-- yustas (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 06, 2003.
Call for submission on "The Art of Paul Jaisini by Yustas Kotz Gottlieb" http://jaisini.artbabyart.net/ The site currently accepts entries through the guest book to be featured in the upcoming art book about Paul Jaisini the New York City visual artists including the comments of viewers. Please review your comments and respond if you agree to have your entry as a part of the book due to be in print summer 2003. Sincerely, Yustas Kotz Gottlieb New York The Art of Paul Jaisini by Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb
-- gleitzeit ykg (email@example.com), March 28, 2003.
THE CHAINS OF PASSION by Rahman, Brigitte Arlette As I watch over you parading once again an act meant to inflate each of your words I am left with no choice. but to let the false praises fly gently in the summer breeze With the sting of the voodoo needle I burst open the sorry balloons. From the wrecks in the air a healing storm of musical notes releases, in my heart , Mozart and Jaisini from the chains of passion and devotion.. and so I know that our song shall be sung for all and all will hear it.
-- rahman, brigitte arlette (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 21, 2003.
New York Code Orange Jaisini new art series
The creativity of Jaisini is not designed to be preaching or too critical. Paul Jaisini reached his level of mastership to know exactly that life is worth living to look in the future having no regrets about the past.
In the aftermath of sept 11 there was a motto for New Yorkers to go on living and conducting business as usual in order to fight the very concept of terrorism, fear. And being cosmopolitan as Londoners or people of world greatest cities New Yorkers prove to be hard to scare.
The spirit of a great city is reflected in the cutting edge works of Jaisini. There is a given subject and a special atmosphere but to Jaisini it would not fulfil his artistic ambition to simply record the rubble and destruction.
Every picture dedicated to NYC in code orange is a mini scenario for a performance with different characters, roles, subtexts and screenplays. Every character in Jaisini's visual rendition of NYC in code orange is usually a typical New Yorker conducting daily life and encountering an unusual situation as viewed by the art director who came up with his own vision of what life could be like in a city that is no longer troubled.
To create such visual scenarios technically, Jaisini had to work with photos as he would with oil paintings or watercolors i.e. manually and without any automatic options, as this would reduce the degree of realism he aimed to achieve through the control of light and pictorial depth.
Perhaps what has been created in the New York series is a glimpse of what New York streets could look like in a futuristic utopia with perpetually developing scenarios of human life.
Jaisini shows that unlimited potential exists in a snap shot of contemporary life. That is why Jaisini's art works are highly demanded and anticipated.
Yustas Kotz Gottlieb Text Copyright New York 2003 All rights reserved http://jaisini.artbabyart.net/ Art of Paul Jaisini by Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb http://jaisini.artbabyart.net/about.html Who is Artist Paul Jaisini
-- gottlieb (email@example.com), June 07, 2003.
I liked his photographs very much, Yustas. Good imagery and great humor. I couldn't understand the manifesto, though. And I have no idea why you call it invisible art.
Wait, maybe I do. You're tossing words into a heap, then pulling them out and throwing them on the ground, gathering them up and organizing them into random clumps.
Well, the Chinese did something like that in the Shang dynasty. Divining sticks have been found from around 2000 BC (I think) with words carved on them. Apparently when they wanted advice, a shaman tossed them on the ground, using appropriate ceremony, no doubt. By putting the words together that were showing, the puzzled person could find his path into the future.
Well, to each his own. As for me, explaining visual art is like trying to explain a joke.
-- bob (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 24, 2003.
Your comments were included in the publication of book series dedicated to Gleitzeit art of Paul Jaisini. Thank you for contributing, Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb, New York
Author: yustas kotz-gottlieb Category: Books > New Age & Alternative > New Thought Copyright Year: © 2004 Description: You just have to read this book to believe what people could come up with commenting on the artwork of Paul Jaisini. You would be able to see how people manipulate opinion, satisfy own egos, attempt to antagonize not the subject at hand, not the description of the painting, but the quality of the artist's work they never had a chance to see. You could probably use a few good laughs and I guarantee that you'll get more than just a few from this book, unusual, never written before. First of its kind. (140 pages)
Title: Gleitzeit Art Jaisini Author: yustas kotz-gottlieb Category: Books > New Age & Alternative > New Thought Copyright Year: © 2004 Description: The adventure of art is also illustrative of endless capacities in self-promotion, new ideas in communicative arts, experimental networking and virtues of industriousness when most intangible art such as gleitzeit art of Paul Jaisini becomes commodified by interest and active involvement of the public. (437 pages)
Title: Drunken Santa by Jaisini Author: yustas kotz-gottlieb Category: Books > New Age & Alternative > New Thought Copyright Year: © 2004 Description: An amazing tale one after another with enigma piled on secrets stacked on riddles provided in art works of Paul Jaisini. (101 pages)
Title: Marble Lady oil painting by Jaisini Author: yustas kotz-gottlieb Category: Books > New Age & Alternative > New Thought Copyright Year: © 2004 Description: The first installment in Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb's monograph, Art of Paul Jaisini book series. (238 pages)
Title: Jaisini Marble Lady-2 Author: yustas kotz-gottlieb Category: Books > New Age & Alternative > New Thought Copyright Year: © 2004 Description: Jaisini monograph heralds the arrival of a new genre of narration revolutionary approach of multi-voiced author who speaks thought the voices of people contributed to the book in real time. (215 pages)
Title: Jaisini Marble Lady-3
Author: yustas kotz-gottlieb Category: Books > New Age & Alternative > New Thought Copyright Year: © 2004 Description: Art book series where Kotz-Gottlieb demonstrates that art, sensuality, healing capacity of art and communication, and hope to discover new dimension are eternally intertwined and universal. (230 pages)
-- Irin Geldon (email@example.com), July 23, 2004.